This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Melrose, FL
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Rural north central Florida half way between Gainesville and Palatka, We live in a lakeside community . We have a 1 acre lakeside lot/home. The property is surrounded by a 4' chain link fence. There are 2 50x70 areas on either side of the driveway to park. Water and 15 amp electric are available on one side. No formal fee for water/elec but a donation is appreciated. Your dog is welcome to have the run of the property. We now have 2 young Golden Doodles dogs. WiFi is definitely available on the veranda overlooking the lake, at all times. The further you get from the house the weaker the signal. You are welcome to use the veranda at any time. If you want to use our WiFi do not hesitate to ask for the password. Suggested Local Attractions:St. Augustine (50 miles, a must if you have not been there). Gainesville, University of Florida (20 miles). Cedar Key (75 miles). The Villages (75 miles). 2 paved bike trails in the area. Keystone Heights to Palatka (25 miles long) 5 miles away . Hawthorne to Gainesville & Paynes Prairie (20 miles long) 8 miles away. Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka. Our lakeside veranda in the evening. Gorgeous sunsets with wine and Sandhill Cranes.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 15A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Offleash Area for Pets
After hosting over 90 times and being guests, the caliber of Boondocker's Welcome folks we have encountered warrant little need for house rules. We are Christian, civilized, gentlefolk. We only ask you act accordingly while our guests. I am sorry to say this but after 18 months of inflation and now the 4th electric rate hike can no longer afford to provide electric and water au gratis. We will not charge a fee but please feel free to donate something to help defray the cost of your stay. ******A note about pets. We now have two new 7 month old Goldendoodles. They have gotten along with small dogs. Large dogs may take an introduction. Normally our guest's dogs have had the run of the property with ours. If there is an issue with our dogs yours will have to remain restrained. Finally, please complete your Profile and Bio to introduce yourselves and leave a review after your stay. We will gladly reciprocate. Here is the deal with reviews. It gives us bragging rights when we belly up to the Boondockers Welcome bar. We are just shy of 100 reviews. Happy trails!
Access Road Conditions: Paved. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: There is plenty of room on our fenced property to park your towed vehicle or the vehicle towing your trailer.
Hosted By Mabuhay__
Retired military/professional Details: The Mrs. and I live on a acre of land (fenced) in rural north central Florida lakeside. We are both retired. We recently purchased a 5th wheel after maybe a 12 year hiatus from camping. We have several friends who RV/camp and their stories seduced us back. Home Town: Melrose, Florida Favorite Boondocking Locations: We took a 2 month trip, last year, to northern Michigan. We used Boohdockers Welcome whenever possible. The Blue Ridge Parkway is also great. Skills or Expertise to Share: I am retired military, an engineer and Human Resources director. My wife is a retired Dental Assistant. I try to maintain everything I own. 2 cars, a truck, a cabin cruiser, a 5th wheel, a lawn tractor, various power equipment, our home and property. I am very busy. I thought I had retired. I have a tool garage with a lifetime accumulation of tools. I am more than happy to lend you tools or "turn to" with you.
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References for this location from other RVers
1 day ago
Very welcoming and easy to Understand directions, this was my first experience with harvest host and it was super!
1 week ago
Easy parking, fast communication, and great location. We were fortunate enough to watch one beautiful sunset with them and chat a bit. We really really appreciated their hospitality and attentiveness in ensuring we were comfortable. We left feeling blessed for people like this in this world. Thank you for offering us a place to spend 2 nights.
1 week ago
Hal and Cecille were welcoming, helpful and generous hosts. I appreciated their warm hospitality when they invited me to enjoy food and drinks on their deck at sunset. It was really nice to have easy access to power and water hookups. The setting was peaceful and quiet. I highly recommend this location!
1 week ago
Hal and Cecille were gracious hosts, friendly, offered thier deck for watching the sunset on the lake. Electric and water available. Very friendly for our dogs! Close to dancing venue, would definitely return. Thank you for your hospitality.
3 weeks ago
I stayed here for a couple days so i could run an event in Middleburg. It was veey convenient and the hosts were super hospitable. Only downside was getting set up as it wasnt level and theres a good amount of soft sand. Took me awhile to get setup and secure but more experienced rv’ers probably wont have an issue.